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Monday, April 11, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Chris Wyles has given Saracens fans another reason to love him. The club booked their spot in the European Champions Cup semi-finals on Saturday thanks in part to a try from Wyles in the second half. That's now five tries for Wyles in six Champions Cup matches this season and eight tries total on the year. Titi Lamositele also came off the bench in the match. Saracens are the only team with Americans on it still in the competition. Samu Manoa's Toulon side lost their quarterfinal match. Manoa is still out injured. The European Challenge Cup won't have any Americans in the semi-finals after injured AJ MacGinty's Connacht lost.

Finally, most other leagues had the weekend off except for the Pro D2 where Taku Ngwenya once again scored for Biarritz. That's nine tries on the season for Ngwenya, putting him one shy of his league play record. He scored 14 tries for Biarritz in  2010-11 over Top 14 and Heineken Cup play.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 3 minutes for the Saracens as they beat Northampton 29-20 on Saturday. Hayden Smith was not in the line-up.

European Challenge Cup

AJ MacGinty is injured and was not in the line-up for Connacht as they lost to Grenoble 33-32 on Saturday.

Aviva Premiership

Todd CleverPaddy Ryan, and Eric Fry had the weekend off.

Guinness Pro12 

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had the weekend off.

Blaine ScullyCam Dolan and Cardiff had the weekend off

Greg Peterson came off the bench and played 18 minutes for Glasgow as they beat Zebre 43-14 last Friday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Rosslyn Park 31-27 on Saturday. Shaw has signed on to play with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath beat Flyde 45-30 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Loughborough Students 29-12 on Saturday.


Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University and occasionally with Cheshunt.

Dan Hostetler plays with Cardiff University.

All Ireland League

Tim MaupinConor KearnsJake FeuryWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity had the weekend off.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf had the weekend off.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk had the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and not in the line-up for Toulon as they lost to Racing 92 19-16 in European Champions Cup on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started, played 75 minutes, and scored a try for Biarritz as they beat Dax 28-13 last Friday. Ngwenya has signed with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Carcassonne 42-14 last Friday.

Federale 1

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence had the weekend off.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet had the weekend off.


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo came off the bench and played 33 minutes as the Sunwolves lost to the Stormers 46-19 last Friday.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache was not in the line-up for the Western Force as they lost to the Crusaders 20-19 last Friday.

James Hilterbrand and the Waratahs had the weekend off.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris Chapman, and Sydney University have finished their season.

Kevin Reed and Manly have finished their season.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu was not in the line-up for the Chiefs as they beat the Blues 29-23 last Friday.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.


BC Premier League

Graham HarrimanDerrick Van Klein and James Bay had the weekend off.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

1 comment:

  1. I see that Todd Clever was amongst an impressive lot of famous internationals as an embassador @the sevens for hsbc - do you have any details?